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My car won't turn over to start and my brake pedal won't go down

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SOURCE: anti lock brakes

Brake system warning lights illuminate to alert the driver to various brake system conditions and are usually located on the instument cluster.

Each time the vehicle is started, the ABS control module performs a diagnostic self-check of the ABS system. During this self-check the ABS warning light in the dash panel insert will illuminate for a short period of time . After the self-check has completed the ABS warning light will go out.

If a malfunction is detected within the anti-lock braking system during the diagnostic self-check, the ABS warning light will illuminate and remain ON and ABS will be turned OFF, until the cause of the malfunction is repaired. How ever the conventional braking system will remain fully operational.
The brake warning light will illuminate if the brake fluid level becomes low or if the parking brake is engaged.
Hope that helps...........

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Brake pedal goes too far

You have to check your master cylinder, pump your brake several times and hold it, see if is going down to the bottom, if does, the master cylinder is wrong, check the brake pressure hose, maybe you have some air in your brake lines, be sure you have enough brake fluid

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: car brake lights won t turn off when car is shut down Honda accord lx 1992

possible bad brake light switch below the brake peddle.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: car brake lights won t turn off when car is shut down 1996 Honda Odyssey

It should be your brake light switch. There is a little plate welded to the arm of the pedal that has a hole with a rubber stopper. The rubber stopper is most likely missing, or damaged. You should be able to take a flashlight and see the plate and the switch. If the hole is plugged up, you will need the brake light switch, if not, replace the plug.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: brake lights stay on although the brake pedal is

You will probably find it is a problem with the switch on the brake pedal.
Get your self a cheap multi meter from an electronics store. Set it to meaure ohms. This is used to check if a connection is complete.

Take the wires off the switch on the brake pedal and test if the connection is open or closed. Push the pedal and check the connection again.

If the switch only had one wire then the negative connection is made to the body of the car. Put one probe of the volt against bare metal of the body somewhere and the other agains the terminal of the switch and test again.

This should tell you if the switch is broken. if the switch is good then you probably have a short circut somewhere between the brake lights and the switch. That is something has pinched or other wise broken the wire and it is touching metal of the car. You will have to follow the wires as best you can and look for damage.

Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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